Photoshop 7.0 stopped opening! :(

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My new laptop is less than a month old to start. Is far more than
capable of handling Photoshop but it completely stopped opening on me
with no error message at all! It will get as far as "initializing"
then just CLOSES! :evil:

I have tried everything I can think of. I have uninstalled Photoshop
and reinstalled 3 times now. I have deleted every folder on the
computer (after uninstallation) that has anything to do with
Photoshop. Ran disk cleanup and defregmentor.. I’m just about out of
ideas!!

A couple weeks ago I was running a 30 day trial of Photoshop CS and
after 4 days it said my 30 day trial was up... so I uninstalled it.
Then went to a real copy of 7.0 that I’ve been running on my home
computer for months.

Another problem I had with both copies the whole time is that a lot of
the tools, clone stamp, burn tool, dodge tool and airbrush just didn’t
work... I had to mess with stupid settings for a long time one day to
get them to work half assed.

Any ideas?!! PLEASE!!!

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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    try to install photoshop again in another folder
    c:\program files\photoshop new 7 then uninstall it again.


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    On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 11:43:16 +0530, itrama
    <itrama.1nbaij@DoNotSpam.com> wrote:

    >
    >try to install photoshop again in another folder
    >c:\program files\photoshop new 7 then uninstall it again.
    Try re-naming the Photoshop preferences file and then try starting
    Photoshop. In Phototshop CS it is the file "Adobe Photoshop CS
    Prefs.psp" in "Documents and Settings\User\Application
    Data\Adobe\Photoshop\8.0\Adobe Photoshop CS Settings".

    A corruption in that file will stop Photoshop from opening. If you
    had any customizations saved in the re-named preferences file you will
    have to remake them.
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    "Scott177" wrote:
    > On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 11:43:16 +0530, itrama
    > <itrama.1nbaij@DoNotSpam.com> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >try to install photoshop again in another folder
    > >c:program filesphotoshop new 7 then uninstall it again.
    > Try re-naming the Photoshop preferences file and then try
    > starting
    > Photoshop. In Phototshop CS it is the file "Adobe Photoshop
    > CS
    > Prefs.psp" in "Documents and SettingsUserApplication
    > DataAdobePhotoshop8.0Adobe Photoshop CS Settings".
    >
    > A corruption in that file will stop Photoshop from opening.
    > If you
    > had any customizations saved in the re-named preferences file
    > you will
    > have to remake them.

    I tried installing it into a new place and uninstalling it.

    I tried hitting and holding shift+alt+ctrl while opening it to reset
    the preferences.

    I’ve uninstalled it like 6 times now and reinstalled.. restarted
    repeat. UGH!

    I can’t find the preferences file inside the Adobe folder. I’m using
    7 not CS. Anyone???

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    On 12 Apr 2005 22:24:53 -0400, rinitytay
    <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote:

    >"Scott177" wrote:
    > > On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 11:43:16 +0530, itrama
    > > <itrama.1nbaij@DoNotSpam.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > >try to install photoshop again in another folder
    > > >c:program filesphotoshop new 7 then uninstall it again.
    > > Try re-naming the Photoshop preferences file and then try
    > > starting
    > > Photoshop. In Phototshop CS it is the file "Adobe Photoshop
    > > CS
    > > Prefs.psp" in "Documents and SettingsUserApplication
    > > DataAdobePhotoshop8.0Adobe Photoshop CS Settings".
    > >
    > > A corruption in that file will stop Photoshop from opening.
    > > If you
    > > had any customizations saved in the re-named preferences file
    > > you will
    > > have to remake them.
    >
    >I tried installing it into a new place and uninstalling it.
    >
    >I tried hitting and holding shift+alt+ctrl while opening it to reset
    >the preferences.
    >
    >I’ve uninstalled it like 6 times now and reinstalled.. restarted
    >repeat. UGH!
    >
    >I can’t find the preferences file inside the Adobe folder. I’m using
    >7 not CS. Anyone???
    Again, the prefs file is located:

    Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Prefs.psp:

    -- (Windows XP and 2000): Documents and Settings/ [user profile]
    /Application Data/Adobe/Photoshop/7.0/Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Settings
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    "Scott177" wrote:
    > On 12 Apr 2005 22:24:53 -0400, rinitytay
    > <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote:
    >
    > >"Scott177" wrote:
    >  > > On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 11:43:16 +0530, itrama
    >  > > <itrama.1nbaij@DoNotSpam.com> wrote:
    >  > >
    >   > > >
    >   > > >try to install photoshop again in another
    > folder
    >   > > >c:program filesphotoshop new 7 then uninstall
    > it again.
    >  > > Try re-naming the Photoshop preferences file and
    > then try
    >  > > starting
    >  > > Photoshop. In Phototshop CS it is the file "Adobe
    > Photoshop
    >  > > CS
    >  > > Prefs.psp" in "Documents and SettingsUserApplication
    >  > > DataAdobePhotoshop8.0Adobe Photoshop CS Settings".
    >  > >
    >  > > A corruption in that file will stop Photoshop from
    > opening.
    >  > > If you
    >  > > had any customizations saved in the re-named
    > preferences file
    >  > > you will
    >  > > have to remake them.
    > >
    > >I tried installing it into a new place and uninstalling it.
    > >
    > >I tried hitting and holding shift+alt+ctrl while opening it
    > to reset
    > >the preferences.
    > >
    > >I’ve uninstalled it like 6 times now and reinstalled..
    > restarted
    > >repeat. UGH!
    > >
    > >I can’t find the preferences file inside the Adobe folder.
    > I’m using
    > >7 not CS. Anyone???
    > Again, the prefs file is located:
    >
    > Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Prefs.psp:
    >
    > -- (Windows XP and 2000): Documents and Settings/ [user
    > profile]
    > /Application Data/Adobe/Photoshop/7.0/Adobe Photoshop 7.0
    > Settings

    THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!

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  6. For what it's worth - I had this exact issue this morning - found this thread - did nothing other than rename the prefs file and it worked beautifully - THanks Scott177!!!!!
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